Editorials

9/11 Anniversary: Our Mantra: Never Again

September 7, 2011
By

For those of us living in Massachusetts, the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has a special significance because they began here early on the morning of a beautiful day. All of us awakening that day in September ten years ago believed it was just another day. The terrorists began at Logan Airport....

Read more »

Hurricane Irene

August 31, 2011
By

Hurricane Irene has come and gone, just like that, like the snap of a finger. In truth, for all our preparations, Hurricane Irene was a no-show for us but not for others. She never came to dinner and stayed around a while to wreak her havoc. She came and went like a ghost, only...

Read more »

Eastie Pride Day a Great Success

August 24, 2011
By

The 23rd annual Eastie Pride Day was a great success attracting thousands of residents, with parents and children frolicking all over Piers Park and enjoying music, food and camaraderie on a day that appeared as though it was blessed by God. The weather was picture perfect and the park absolutely ready for the droves...

Read more »

Have a Great Vacation: Mayor Menino Heads to Alaskamayor

August 17, 2011
By

 Menino is heading to Alaska on a vacation with his family. We understand he wanted to go to Italy but it was simply too expensive for the mayor to pay for such a trip for ten people. First of all, we asked the mayor what exactly he was going to do in Alaska. Mind...

Read more »

The Economy: Our Credit Rating and the Future

August 10, 2011
By

How many of you out there during the past three years have been told by your credit card companies that the rate you pay is going up, that the amount you have available to borrow has been cut in half or that you need to pay the card off because your borrowing privileges have...

Read more »

Future of Cigar Bars: Business Owners Have Time to Figure out Strategies for Survival

August 3, 2011
By

The recent veto by Governor Deval Patrick of  Senator Anthony Petruccelli’s bill that would have given Cigar bars a life in perpetuity after 2018 does not indicate a crack in the political dam. Petruccelli remains a good friend and colleague of the governor and the two are exceptionally cordial and tend to agree on...

Read more »

Maura Bang: She Will Be Greatly Missed

August 3, 2011
By

Maura Bang, a longtime friend and associate of Mario Real Estate, died last week. She was a savvy real estate person well known in this neighborhood and loved by her family. Our condolences go out to all the Bangs.

Read more »

Selling a Church: Mt. Carmel Parishioners Face Blunt Realities

July 27, 2011
By

The Archdiocese of Boston will apparently be selling the Mt. Carmel Church building. Mind you, it will not be selling the church itself, rather, just the land and bricks and mortar associated with the structure. After all, how do you sell a church? Or in this case, how do you sell a church building?...

Read more »

The Debt Ceiling: Life will Go On — Guaranteed

July 27, 2011
By

If you’ve ever been in default on a loan, a car loan, a home loan, a charge card – a situation many of us understand from first hand experience – then you know what the US is facing if August 2 comes and the nation defaults on its debts. First off, that moment will...

Read more »

Expanded Gambling: DeLeo Prepares Legislation

July 20, 2011
By

House Speaker Robert DeLeo has announced that he is planning to have an expanded gambling bill on the governor’s desk for his signature in September. He made this announcement at the annual legislative luncheon in Winthrop, which was held by the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce earlier this week. His unambiguous remarks are a reflection...

Read more »

Real Time Web Analytics - Buzz Stat